Was Constitutional Convention Really a Liberal Coup?

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    Today's definitions technically remain the same. Liberalism is the most misuded term in our political lexicon. I cringe every time I see someone call someone else a liberal. Or a conservative for that matter.
     
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    A good read would be "Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress" - May 27, 1776

    Similarly, the "Essex Result" (report of the 1778 Convention)
     
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    One thing is for sure, the anti-federalsts were correct in so many of their predictions.
     
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    The same as what? Modern-day "liberals" have nothing in common with the classical liberalism of the late 18th Century, save for some requisitioned terminology..
     
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    They're statists. Not liberal. As are most so-called conservatives in America today.

    Libreralism is good conservatism. Statism is statism any way you slice it.
     
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    Trump just massively cut taxes to cut the state !! Donald is anti state and we love him!
     
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    yes had Federalists not told so many lies Constitution never would have been ratified.
     
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    Well, no, it was a tax increase. It's a gradual one which won't be realized until its full effect in about 7 years.

    They adopted chained cpi into the bill.

    But whuheva. That's another topic.
     
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    what would we learn from these?
     
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    Truth rather than conjecture.
     

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